Post-stage comments

By John Trevorrow in Lissone Mark Renshaw (Francaise des Jeux, 13th): "Yeah, I had a go. A couple of...

By John Trevorrow in Lissone

Mark Renshaw (Francaise des Jeux, 13th): "Yeah, I had a go. A couple of guys were all mixed up in the finish. I ended up coming nowhere. It was pretty dangerous, a lot of guys taking risks. That's how it goes."

Brad Wiggins (Credit Agricole, 24th): "I was pretty wasted last night, but I didn't feel too bad today. I tried to have a go about 1.5 km out, but I was just a bit too tired to get up there by myself. It's pretty hard when they're doing 60 km/h - you've gotta be doing 65."

But you could do that for about 4km on your own? "Yeah, but not in the middle of the Giro!"

"I'm just glad to get through the weekend. It's a pretty tough time trial, that's another thing, just see how the legs are on the day. It's got a bit of a lump in it so we'll see."

Neil Stephens (Liberty Seguros PR): How are things? "Stressful. It was a bad day yesterday for Scarponi. He lost 25 minutes and he was out of the top 10. But young Giampaolo Caruso, we're very excited about his ride. He's one of the up and comers. He's moved up to about 15th place. That's great, maybe not for this year's Giro, but it looks good for future races.

What did you think of Ivan Parra, who rode for ONCE? "Yes he rode with us for a couple of seasons. He never quite performed with us. He was strong, but didn't show that talent. It's good to see it at the end of his career that he's getting it together. He must have gone back to Colombia, got his act together, and it's good to see."

"It was also good to see Matt Wilson have a bit of a crack at the end there too."

Henk Vogels (Davitamon-Lotto, 7th) After Vogels crossed the line in seventh, he was chatting to Matt Wilson, who executed a late attack before a puncture ended it.

Henk Vogels: "Good ride Matty."

Matt Wilson: "Yeah I punctured with four kilometres to go."

Henk Vogels: "Awesome ride mate. You looked so strong out there. Without the puncture they wouldn't have caught you. I ran fifth I think. Bettini gave me a left hand hook underneath the bridge, where if you hit that bridge, you're dead. He gave me a little bit of a kwak under the bridge. I had to put the brakes on and that cost me some placings.

Allan Peiper (Lotto DS): You came fifth? Nah, Seventh.

Henk Vogels: "What? Bulls***."

Allan Peiper: "Seventh, Henk...[to Cyclingnews] Henk was good today. Great to see him up there. I talked to him this morning. It's a pity he didn't win that stage last week, it would have been great for Henk.

"He just suffered so much in the last two or three days that it was great to see him up there today. He had to stop three times on the Stelvio. Can you imagine the that? To come back from that and be in the mix is something special. For him to win, he needed to get away, and to get away you have to be pretty super with the way that Fassa train is going.

Matt White (Cofidis, 131st at 0'31): "It was great that they got rid of that first 50km. It would have been horrendous in those conditions.

"There's only one stage I could maybe do something, and that's the day after the rest day. I'll have a crack at that, and see if I can get up the road."

Trent Wilson (Selle Italia, 157th at 2'55): "I didn't have a good day. My legs really struggled. The legs have just got nothing."

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